Do you have to choose between a legacy organisation and a smaller start-up? Absolutely not, according to the people at MSD Carlow.

When taking the first steps of your career upon leaving education, you may feel a little like you’re marooned at a fork in the road. You’re presented with a number of different paths, all of which look very different. They all spill over the horizon; the destination is just out of sight.

How are you meant to make a decision? What will be the best thing for your career? Is it an enterprise with a rich history, or a new cutting-edge start-up brimming with possibilities? Would it make your decision easier if you could have both?

We spoke to some of the people at MSD Carlow who argued that the two are possible to experience simultaneously.


Words by Eva Short